I like our kids, but they can often be a handful. Sure, dropping them off at school, then picking them up in the days, and taking them to numerous events can be taxing as a parent. But I find the planned time commitments to be the easiest 1s to handle. It’s the sudden, unplanned events with young children that really exhaust you as a parent. You could be set and ready to go to task and gain a call from school saying your child is sick and needs a ride home. Or you could be traveling to a family member’s lake house and lose 3 minutes on the road because someone ate too much food earlier in the afternoon. Kids are wild cards, you can’t predict them and their disasters if you try. Now that mine are old enough to understand how the air conditioner works, I often find myself having to tell them to stop messing with the control unit. They have developed enough to understand how to get the lake house to believe cooler or warmer, but not old enough to conceptualize how cash works and how it pays for the component that creates the cool air they believe coming from the vents. I once came beach lake house to our lake house being 71 degrees in the middle of summer season. My component nearly froze from running so hard for so long. Finally, I opted to buy a plastic box that fits over our control component and has a single key hole to swing open the box for access to the control panel. It’s the same exact component you see protecting control units in schools, hospitals, and other locations were the heating and cooling plan needs to be protected from picky hands. Now that I have our control component locked up, I no longer have to worry about our A/C motor getting fried while I’m away for a few minutes because 1 of our kids is playing with the control panel.